Several projects from Baytown-area ISD’s $335M bond program underway, despite Covid-19 (Source: Houston Business Journal)

Jun 8, 2020

By Laura Gillespie

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, which encompasses Baytown and surrounding areas, is roughly a year into its 2019 bond program, and several projects are underway.

The $335 million bond program, which voters approved in June 2019, includes several renovations and new construction projects.

One such project is the new Edward Franklin Green Junior School, which broke ground in May. It will be 192,000 square feet over two stories and will house 1,100 students. The new features will include a 700-seat auditorium, two competition gyms, a media center, several computer labs, a band hall, and choir and theater programs. The project will cost $49.6 million and is expected to be completed summer 2021. Texas-based Pfluger Architects, which has a Houston office, is the designer, and the contractor is McKinney, Texas-based Pogue Construction, which has an office in The Woodlands.

San Jacinto Elementary School will have a new 102,000-square-foot building that can accommodate 800 students. It will include a media center, gym, multiple computer labs and an outdoor learning center. It will cost $22.5 million and will be completed in December 2021. It’s being designed by Houston-based PBK, and the contractor is Houston-based Marshall Construction.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, the program management company for Goose Creek CISD’s bond program, considers the new San Jacinto Elementary one of the most important projects it’s working on.